is the border reporting fellow for The Texas Tribune. She graduated with her MSJ from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in June 2018, where she spent nine months in Chicago in the investigative reporting track and three months in the D.C. political reporting program. She was a research assistant at The Chicago Tribune and a World intern at USA TODAY before joining The Texas Tribune. Although a self-proclaimed foreign policy nerd, Hannah has also reported on education in Chicago and in Puerto Rico and has worked directly with immigrant and refugee populations both as a teacher and a journalist.
Garcia was executed Tuesday night. He was the fourth of the "Texas Seven" inmates executed after the group escaped the Connally Unit in 2000 and killed Irving Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins during a Christmas Eve robbery.
While President Trump vows to end citizenship rights for children born to non-U.S. citizens through an executive order, political analysts and immigrants themselves say that wouldn't deter illegal immigration.
The Rio Grande Valley has long been a Democratic stronghold. But U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is trying to tap into an often overlooked conservative base in this stretch of the border in his re-election bid against U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke.
Some 350 children separated from their migrant parents this summer have yet to be reunified, despite a court-ordered July 26 deadline to do it and endless hours of pro bono legal aid. About half of those kids are on track for reunification.